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    Just saw on the news that Glen Campbell has died at age 81.
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      CommentAuthorCharlotte
    • CommentTimeAug 8th 2017
     
    I just saw that on Facebook. Mr Alz gets takes another victim.
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    I just saw it a minute or two ago. Rest in peace, Glen.
    • CommentAuthorMim
    • CommentTimeAug 8th 2017
     
    Just saw it on the news...he is free.
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      CommentAuthorCharlotte
    • CommentTimeAug 9th 2017
     
    I've listened to the song " I'm not going to miss you' many times. Somehow he knew and wrote the song I believe to let Kim know when he did not remember it was OK.

    I'm still here, but yet I'm gone
    I don't play guitar or sing my songs
    They never defined who I am
    The man that loves you 'til the end

    You're the last person I will love
    You're the last face I will recall
    And best of all, I'm not gonna miss you
    Not gonna miss you

    I'm never gonna hold you like I did
    Or say I love you to the kids
    You're never gonna see it in my eyes
    It's not gonna hurt me when you cry

    I'm never gonna know what you go through
    All the things I say or do
    All the hurt and all the pain
    One thing selfishly remains

    I'm not gonna miss you
    I'm not gonna miss you
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      CommentAuthormary75*
    • CommentTimeAug 13th 2017
     
    We're going to miss him. Such a great talent. I think one of my favourites of his songs is "By the Time I Get to Phoenix."
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      CommentAuthorCharlotte
    • CommentTimeAug 25th 2017
     
    Here is a link to the eulogy that Kim gave at Glen's memorial service. I tried to copy it but I couldn't figure it out. If I do I will post it but until this is the link. She compared her loss and recovery to the eclipse.

    http://www.careliving.org/kim-campbells-eulogy-glen-campbell/


    I stand here today to say a final goodbye to my husband — the father of my three children, my best friend and the love
    of my life.

    I'd like to be able to share the 'real Glen' with you — the one you've never seen or heard before — and tell you secrets
    about his personality and his quirks, butt can't. There were no secrets with Glen. He was the real deal all the time.
    Glen was open and honest about his struggles and humbly gave God all the glory for turning his life around. You'll
    notice in any video you see of Glen singing 'Rhinestone Cowboy', that he never failed to point towards heaven when
    he sang the line, "I want to be where the light is shining on me."

    A few days ago, I put on protective glasses to watch the eclipse. It was disorienting. Everything was so dark.
    I felt like I had suddenly gone blind. But when I gazed up at the sun, I could still feel its warmth and see its soft glow
    through the lenses.

    Then I noticed a little sliver of pure darkness begin to cover the light.When I took off my glasses temporarily, everything around me looked fairly normal. The change was very subtle. Almost unnoticeable at first.

    But each time I looked at the sun. I could see the darkness spreading, growing. and blacking out the light just a little
    bit more.

    The sun was still there.. and still shining., but it wasn't as radiant as usual.

    Gradually, a little more darkness crept across the sun until the moon almost completely blocked it out — and the
    world became darker and colder.

    It was surreal. A strange feeling of fear and sadness washed over me.

    It was only when the eclipse was at its totality that I could finally take off my protective glasses for a moment and
    take a courageous look directly at the face of the waning sun.

    Although I was prepared — I'd read all the articles, studied the science, spoken to friends and knew what to expect — it
    took everything I had to face the sun as it went dark.

    And then he was gone.

    As I stood there, frozen, a small burst of bright light emerged from one edge of the darkness, changing the total
    eclipse into a shining diamond ring.

    On the day I lost Glen. I felt like I was in total darkness. In the weeks since. I've been searching for that new light to
    emerge from the other side. Waiting for the world to come back to life so that I can see clearly again. As I look at the
    ring on my finger, the ring that symbolizes the love and light that Glen enveloped me in for the last 34 years,
    I find immense comfort in knowing that there is light on the other side.

    Glen truly is where the light is shining on him now - and for all eternity.

    - Kim Campbell
    CARELIVNG.ORG
    • CommentAuthorFiona68
    • CommentTimeAug 29th 2017
     
    Charlotte, thank you for taking the time to put Kim's tribute to Glen here for all of us to appreciate. It's really beautiful.
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      CommentAuthorCharlotte
    • CommentTimeAug 30th 2017
     
    Kim Campbell posted the following on Facebook looking for people to write blogs on caregiving.

    "While the family and team here at CareLiving.org are still processing and grieving Glen's passing, we are seeking guest contributors to keep the blog active for our readers. If you or someone you know is a great writer/journalist and a caregiver, we'd love to hear from you.
    Ideally, CareLiving articles: are 300-500 words, include a high quality photo or video, are positive or have a positive message, are written first person. They do not have to be about #Alzheimers or spouses. We'd love to hear from parents, children, friends, anyone who is a caregiver for any ailment. Young, old, male, female, all are welcome and encouraged to join us in bringing hope and positivity to fellow caregivers.
    So tag your friends, email us at info@careliving.org, and join the team!"